1400 LAWS OF MARYLAND. [CH. 562
(1939 Ed.), title "Merit System", as said Section was
amended by Chapter 981 of the Acts of 1945, relating
to the term of office of the Commissioner of State Em-
ployment and Registration.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland,
That Section 4 of Article 64A of the Annotated Code of
Maryland (1939 Ed.), title "Merit System", as said Section
was amended by Chapter 981 of the Acts of 1945, be and
the same is hereby repealed and re-enacted, with amend-
ments, so as to read as follows:
4. There shall be appointed by the Governor a person
of ability and integrity who shall be known as the Com-
missioner of State Employment and Registration. The term
of the present Commissioner shall expire as of June 1,
1947, and the Governor shall appoint a new Commissioner,
who may be the present incumbent, for a term of two
years. As of June 1, 1949, and each sixth year thereafter,
the Governor shall appoint a Commissioner for a term of
six years and until his successor is appointed and qualified.
Any vacancy shall be filled by the Governor for the un-
expired term. The Governor may remove the Commissioner
for official misconduct, incompetency or neglect of duty.
The Commissioner shall receive a salary of Seven Thou-
sand Five Hundred Dollars ($7,500) per year.
The Commissioner shall appoint a Secretary who shall
perform such duties as the Commissioner may prescribe,
and who shall receive the salary appropriated in the Budget
Bill. The Commissioner may appoint his employees and
may incur expenses for office rent, printing, advertising,
stationery, salaries of employees and other expenses inci-
dental to the administration of this Article, within the
limits of the amounts appropriated therefor by the General
Assembly in the Budget Bill.
The employees of the Commissioner, excluding his Secre-
tary, shall be included in the classified service.
The Commissioner shall make an annual report on or
before January 1st in each year to the Governor concern-
ing his work and proceedings and shall include therein
any recommendations he deems advisable in regard to con-
ditions in service of the State—classified and unclassified.
All rules of the Commissioner shall be open to public
inspection at the office of the Commissioner.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That this act shall
take effect June 1, 1947.
Approved April 16, 1947.